|Monterey Bay from Seaside, CA just as the clouds were clearing off.|
California is beautiful. It's wild and different with scrubby trees instead of oaks and maples. The wind blows no less than it did when I lived in Kansas, and the ocean is on the wrong side when I face north. It's disorienting and exciting. I'd never seen the Pacific ocean before and suddenly here it is big and in my view all the time!
Maybe people fall in love with this place so fast because they have to cross miles of desert before reaching this fertile spot. I can relate to that. By the time I'd driven all the way across New Mexico, Arizona, and eastern California, I was ready for some fertile green lands. It really is breathtaking here.
But then I try to call my family and realize it's too late in the evening, I think of friends who are so far away I am honestly unsure of when I'll be able to see them again, and I think of my household goods still waiting to be moved out with me. It takes a deep breath and a firm resolve to not weeny out to keep me from being upset.
I like the adventure of adversity. For some reason, I've always enjoyed testing my mettle even if no one sees it but me. Mostly, being the only person to be aware of my personal battles makes the reward of coming through victorious even sweeter!
This move is riddled with adversity compounded by the fact that I am redefining my business at the same time.
I'm so ready to continue the adventure of this! It's been exciting so far and I am thrilled to see what comes next. ...It would be great to get our furniture, though. Kipping on the air mattress is one excitement that can wear off fast.